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From the Archives: Strike empties 1972 Dodgers’ clubhouse

From the Archives: Strike empties 1972 Dodgers’ clubhouse
April 2, 1972: Dodgers equipment manager Nobe Kawano has everything ready in the L.A. clubhouse for the start of baseball season. Only thing missing? The players who are on strike. (Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times)

On April 1, 1972, major league players went out on strike. This was the first players’ strike in Major League baseball history.

The strike ended on April 13, 1972. A total of 86 major league games were missed and not rescheduled. Division winners were determined on the basis of win-loss percentages.

The Dodgers played 155 games, ending the season second in the National League West Division with an 85-70 record.

This post was originally published on May 12, 2014.

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